Court finds father of children killed in DUI crash not guilty of shooting

A Texas jury found David Barajas not guilty of shooting Jose Banda on Wednesday, August 27, a report from CNN affiliate KHOU showed. Barajas and his two young sons, 12-year-old David and 11-year-old Caleb, were pushing their truck, which had run out of gas, along a road near Houston when they were hit by a drunk driver, identified as Jose Banda. The two young boys were killed. A few moments after the crash, Banda was found shot to death near the accident site.

Barajas’ defense attorney, Sam Cammack, cast reasonable doubt in the minds of the jury members that it may not have been Barajas who shot Banda, for there had been DNA evidence that there was another person in Banda’s car at the time of the accident.

A murder or homicide conviction in Texas can cost a person years of imprisonment or even worse, his life, for the death penalty is active in the state. If you or someone you hold dear has been charged with this crime, don’t hesitate to seek legal representation from the criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by dialing (214) 845-7007.

Lineup announced for 2012 H20 Dallas Music Festival

The 2012 lineup for the H20 Dallas Music Festival has been released and more and more big names are being added to the list. Earlier this week, the five new names were added to the list including Calle 13, Yelawolf, Prince Royce, and Ozomatli.

These five artists already join a long list of popular singer and song writers including Weezer, Snoop Dogg and Damien Marley. The music festival will take place on June 9 at the Cotton Bowl.

Event organizers have stated that the music festival will include several rotating stages as well as areas for merchandise, lifestyle, gaming food and beverages.

For more information on this event and others in the Dallas area, visit the Artist Direct website today.

Dallas: Three separate DWI arrests made in same area, same night

While Dallas police investigated an accident on North Central Expressway, three separate DWI arrests were made.

The incident began after 11:40 p.m. on Monday night when police were investigating a suspected DWI crash and second vehicle struck the stopped patrol car.

There were no injuries, but both drivers were arrested for a suspected DWI.  Just a little over an hour after the initial accident, the police officer, whose car was struck, stopped another driver for suspected drunk driving.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious crime such as drunk driving, contact the Dallas DWI defense attorneys of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Mardi Gras events in Dallas-Fort Worth

Fat Tuesday is today and there have already been many celebrations taking place over the weekend in order to celebrate. Mardi Gras literally means Fat Tuesday and it was originated as a way for people to eat a lot of rich foods the day before fasting for the Lenten season.

According to Pegasus News, the Mardi Gras celebration begins days even a week before Fat Tuesday and many places in the Dallas area celebrated at the Mardi Gras Oak Cliffs celebration this weekend.

The Bishop Arts District parade and crawfish boil usually brings in thousands of people to the area.  Other festivals in the area include, the Dash for Beads run, the OCarnivale  Masquerade Ball and  the Lake Dallas Mardi Gras Celebration.

The Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter are wishing you and your family a safe and fun Mardi Gras.

Man on most wanted list in Eunice arrested in Dallas

One of the people on Eunice’s most wanted list has been arrested in Dallas, Texas and is now being held in the county jail.

The man faces charges including theft, cocaine possession, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. He is also facing charges of failing to appear in court, two counts of driving while on suspension, possession of a controlled substance, and driving without insurance.

The man will soon be transferred from Dallas County jail to the St. Landry Parish jail within the next few days.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a serious crime, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you through this difficult time. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today and discussing your options.

Man receives over 7 years for weapons charge

A South Texas man has recently been sentenced to 7 and a half years in prison after attempting to smuggle guns into Mexico.

It is thought that the 16 firearms that he was smuggling were meant to be delivered to the Zetas drug cartel and the man  plead  guilty to the charge in June.

The man was captured by police while he was allegedly transporting the weapons after they were given a tip. The 35-year-old man will now serve jail time for the charge.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime, you need experienced representation on your side during this difficult time. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers of the Law Office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today.

Police department keeps tabs on non-compliant sex offenders

The U.S. Marshall’s Service’s Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force along with the Marshall Police Department have began a new operation that aims to make sure that all registered sex offenders are following the city’s compliances.

The operation was labeled Operation Constant Vigilance and through its efforts, 38 sex offenders within the Marshall city limits were checked and two of them were found to be violating their registration by the location of their residence. Both men were issued warrants for Failure to Comply as a Sex Offender.

If you or a loved one has been charged with violating your sex offender registration, contact the Dallas sex offender registration violation defense attorneys of the law office of Mark T. Lassiter by calling t (214) 845-7007.

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